Senior Security Developer

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Ready to further your career in the fast-paced, exciting world of cyber security?

About the Role

A Senior Security Developer – Arctic Wolf Labs is both an experienced senior level developer and one who is passionate about security. They have a strong security engineering and software development background that have a track record of developing high quality vulnerability and security posture management/analysis tooling and content for network, endpoint, and cloud. They research and curate alerts and reports for their surface area. They look at new and emerging threats to identify the investments we should be making to improve our threat detection capabilities. Their overarching goal is to help us make security better for our clients every day. This role works with team members, Product Management, Security Services and various other specialists to continuously improve the coverage and efficacy of our Managed Risk solution.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Research and develop expertise in the various security content related competencies.

  • Propose coverage and efficacy improvements to the detection surface.

  • Work with team members to develop content management and testing tooling and continuously tune existing ones.

  • Participate in the full software development life cycle.

  • Build well-designed, testable, efficient and secure code.

  • Build runbooks, reports and supporting material for security content tooling.

  • Document research findings and knowledge share with team and other departments.

  • Ability to prioritize vulnerability intelligence based on criticality and relevance.

  • Competence in identifying product and market changes and needed analysis/detection coverage changes in your existing sources.

  • Expert level experience with coding in an Agile environment, preferably in Python and Golang.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, educate, and share information with non-technical people.

  • Mentoring team members, including co-op/intern students.

Once a year we hold a department-wide Hackathon, teaming up across all R&D teams over four days to collaborate and build cool ideas outside the normal project scope. While innovation is the focus, some of these ideas do make it into our products.

About You

We use and train a variety of technologies in Arctic Wolf Labs. Candidates who are interested in security detections/protections and have experience with the technologies below or similar are encouraged to apply for this position. Understanding and interest in the basic tenants of cybersecurity is preferred.

Advanced experience with the at least two of the following Development Languages & Methodologies:

  • Python, Golang, Java, and C/C++

  • Test Driven Development

  • Full understanding and use of DevOps methods/tooling

  • Full understanding/application of secure development practices

  • Cloud Development: AWS, Azure, and GCP using Kubernetes/Containers, IaaS, and key PaaS services.

  • Agile (SCRUM/Kanban)

In addition, you may have demonstrated leadership experience from previous projects, regardless of title held. Even if you haven’t worked with all of our specific technologies, you bring a diverse knowledge base that you use to help the team solve complex technical problems. You have comprehensive knowledge of software development practices and the cybersecurity threat landscape.

Interview Process

The interview process is approximately as follows:

  • Phone pre-screening: A recruiter contacts you to briefly discuss your work history and provide an overview of Arctic Wolf. Approximately 30 minutes.

  • Technical assessment: A recruiter sends you a link to a straightforward technical assessment that is relevant to the role you are applying for. Approximately 1 hour.

  • Face-to-face interviews: Several team members conduct two interviews to learn more about you and provide more information about your potential role and team. Be prepared to collaborate on a technical problem and talk more about past projects and your career goals. Approximately 1 hour per interview.


About Arctic Wolf

At Arctic Wolf we’re cultivating a collaborative and productive work environment that welcomes a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and ideas to make our teams even stronger as we grow globally. We’ve been named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world for 2022 (Fast Company)—and the 2nd Most Innovative Security Company. This is in addition to consecutive awards from Top Workplace USA (2021, 2022), Best Places to Work - USA (2021, 2022) and Great Place to Work - Canada (2021, 2022).

Our Values

Arctic Wolf recognizes that success comes from delighting our customers, so we work together to ensure that happens every day. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and truly value the unique qualities and unique perspectives all employees bring to the organization. And we appreciate that—by protecting people and organizations’ sensitive data and seeking to end cyber risk— we get to work in an industry that is fundamental to the greater good.

We celebrate unique perspectives by creating a platform for all voices to be heard through our Pack Unity program. We encourage all employees to join or create a new alliance. See more about our Pack Unity here.

We also believe and practice corporate responsibility, and have recently joined the Pledge 1% Movement, ensuring that we continue to give back to our community. We know that through our mission to End Cyber Risk we will continue to engage and give back to our communities.

All wolves receive compelling compensation and benefits packages, including:

  • Equity for all employees

  • Bonus or commission pay based on role

  • Flexible time off, paid volunteer days and paid parental leave

  • 401k match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Agreement

  • Voluntary Legal Insurance

  • Training and career development programs

Security Requirements

  • Conducts duties and responsibilities in accordance with AWN’s Information Security policies, standards, processes and controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of AWN business information (in accordance with our employee handbook and corporate policies).

  • Background checks are required for this position

Come join the Pack during this exciting time of rapid growth where every employee makes a difference and their contributions are recognized and rewarded.